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Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence

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    Stop At: Cinque Terre Trails, Riomaggiore to Monterroso Italy

    Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in eastern Liguria that make up a UNESCO World Heritage site! Here, a train links the five different villages together.

    A small group tour with a max of 8 people is the perfect solution for those who want to keep the costs down and at the same time touch as many destinations as possible without being in a 54-seat bus.

    Your driver will be with you for the entire day. He will escort you on the boat, trail and train. - Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre from April until about the 3rd week of October.

    Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola Italy

    Arrive at Manarola by black mercedes minivan and from there you will take the boat to Monterosso al Mare.Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name "Manarola" is probably a dialectical evolution of the Latin, "magna rota". In the Manarolese dialect this was changed to "magna roea" which means "large wheel", in reference to the mill wheel in the town.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Biblioteca Civica, Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 17, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Italy

    Monterosso al Mare, a small village with a population of about 1500 soul, this is the largest village! Stone steps link the village center to the port and seaside promenade. Monterosso al Mare is surrounded by hills bedecked in vineyards and olive groves. Thursday is market day: displaying local arts and crafts, food, and wine. Be sure to see the Twelfth Century Church of St. Francis, built in the Ligurian Gothic style, which includes black and white marbles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, 19016 Monterosso al Mare Italy

    From Monterosso al Mare you can hike to Vernazza (120 minutes), or take the train instead enjoying just a 5 minutes ride. To hike in the footpath there is a tickets to pay on your own onsite. If you decide to hike you will have just 10 minutes to spend in Monterosso al Mare.

    These ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled; do not expect handrails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge. The driver will follow the small group by train.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: 19018 Vernazza Italy

    Vernazza is the only natural port of the five villages. Being the wealthiest village its architecture is most elaborate. See the Castle of the Doria, look at the watchtowers, and do not miss the Romanesque sanctuary of Our Lady of Reggio. You will be amazed by its simplicity and yet fascinated by its architecture.

    In Vernazza we can have a cooling swim in the sea, a nice shower and we can enjoy a delicious lunch made of uthentic Pesto Pasta and fresh Mediterrean seafood (not included in the price).

    Train from Vernazza to Manarola and back on the Black Mercedes minivan on the way to Florence with a quick stop to see Pisa Leaning tower.

    Please note:
    - Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre from April until about the 3rd week of October.
    - The driver/guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while walking or driving to and through them, but is not licensed to give in depth explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.
    - Entrances to museums, castles and villas, meals, food and beverage, boat tickets, train tickets and sightseeing tours with local guides and tips are NOT included in the tour

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piazza dei Miracoli, Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa Italy

    Continue to Pisa. Free time to see the Leaning Tower and walk around Piazza dei Miracoli to see its other celebrated monuments: Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Duomo. During the hour-long visit, you’ll also discover Piazza dei Cavalieri, home to the historic university Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. If you wish to climb the Leaning tower remember to book it online. Entrance Leaning tower's tickets are not not included.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel Boccaccio, Via della Scala, 59, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Direct pick up and drop off from some hotels locates in the historic center (A zone). For all other locations private residences and B&B the meeting points in front of Hotel Boccaccio-Tino Caffè, Via della Scala 59 (one minute walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station), Florence at 7,30 am. Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure time.

    If you wish, starting from 7,00 am, you can have breakfast there. English or continental or just a "cappuccino". As I Just Drive guests at Tino Caffè you are entitled to have a 10% discount.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Local taxes
    • Driver/guide
    • Your driver will be with you for the entire day. He will escort you on the boat, trail and train!
    • Entry/Admission - Cinque Terre Trails
    • Entry/Admission - Borgo Storico di Manarola
    • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Civica
    • Entry/Admission - Vernazza
    • Entry/Admission - Piazza dei Miracoli
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entrances to museums, castles and villas
    • Cinque Terre National Park tickets
    • Professional Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow
    • Please wear suitable walking shoes, don't forget your swimsuit and towel if you want to take a swim
    • The driver/guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while walking or driving to and through them, but is not licensed to give in depth explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    My family and I had an amazing time! Our guide, Fabio, was such a nice man and described every place we went thoroughly. The places we visited was breathtaking and a must see. I would recommend this trip to everyone who comes visit!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Yuki P
    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

    Dear Yuki P, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We'll certainly pass on your comments to our driver as well. Look forward to welcoming you on board again in the future. Thank you for recommending this trip. Arriverderci I Just Drive

    Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

    Marco was our driver and was fantastic! The car was the cleanest and nicest we’ve had in our 3 week trip in Italy. We had two seniors, two children and two adults. Unfortunately we had a poor weather day and had to make some last...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2019

    Dear itsgoodtobemikeg, Thank you very much for your kind feedback regarding the full-day tour 'Cinque Terre & Pisa’ with us. we'll pass on this kind words to our driver-guide aswell Next time in Florence come with us to visit San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, and a...More

    Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

    We want to thank our driver and tour guide Daniel. It felt like he was a safe driver and he took us to the right places with good scenery. Gave us local tips, helped us so we didn't have to be in the most crowded...More

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    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Dear Nin983, Thank you very much for your kind and detailed feedback. Glad to read you had a great time with us by the Cinque Terre & Pisa Tour. Will share your lovely words with the whole Team and especially with our driver-guide. We hope...More

    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    Everything was awesome on our tour to Pisa and Cinque Terra. We wanted to climb the tower in Pisa and were able to coordinate buying our tickets ahead of time and our driver helped to make it happen. The only disappointment was that we were...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Carol H
    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Dear Carol H, Thank you very much for posting your positive review on this website. Really glad to read that you enjoyed the Cinque Terre & Pisa tour with us. Hope to have the chance to welcome you soon again on board and thank for...More

    Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

    We absolutely loved this tour!! It was the perfect way to see Cinque Terre and Pisa in a day. Our tour guide Fulvio was amazing and very knowledgeable about Cinque Terre and surrounding areas. He’s kind manner and excellent driving made it a pleasant trip!...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Alexandramaiolo
    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Dear Alexandramaiolo, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We'll certainly pass on your comments to our driver for the god job done :) Next time in Florence come with us for a tour to San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, and to a local Winery...More

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